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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -352491-Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund (2020-21 Grants)
  Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund
  Application Deadline: 11/09/2020 5:00 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 07/01/2020
Project End Date: 06/30/2021
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant: Iowa PK-12 school districts, accredited non-public schools, and collaboratives
Program Officer: Wren Hoffman
Phone: 515-981-3306 x
Categorical Area: Education

The goal of the Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund (CSPDIF) program is to build the capacity of Iowa K-12 schools to provide high-quality computer science instruction.

Eligible applications include all Iowa school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, or collaboratives consisting of one or more school districts, nonpublic schools, and/or area education agencies.

Grant funds are made available to eligible applicants for the following two purposes:

  • A school district, or an accredited nonpublic school, or a collaborative may apply to the department to receive moneys from the fund to provide proven professional development activities for Iowa teachers in the area of computer science education.
  • A school district or accredited nonpublic school may apply to the department to receive moneys from the fund to provide tuition reimbursement for Iowa teachers seeking endorsements or authorizations for computer science under section 272.2, subsection 20.

Funds will be awarded through a competitive application process, allowing schools to create innovative, diverse approaches to providing professional learning and scaling high-quality computer science instruction across Iowa.  Priority will be given to applicants that most clearly demonstrate a proposal that will expand the reach and rigor of computer science, including expanding participation of underrepresented students.

For the current award, the life-cycle runs for the fiscal year, beginning July 1 of the current year and ending June 30 of the following year.

Funds must be used to increase high-quality computer science instruction based on the Iowa Computer Science Standards.

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Description File Name File Size
2017 Iowa Acts, Chapter 106 - Computer Science Education 2017 Iowa Acts Chapter 106.pdf 53 KB
CSPDIF Grant Application and Implementation Guidance 2020-21 CSPDIF ApplicationandImplementationGuidance.pdf 370 KB
CSPDIF Grant Application Questions 2020-21 CSPDIF ApplicationQuestions.pdf 62 KB
CSPDIF Grant Scoring Rubric 2020-21CSPDIFScoringProcedures.pdf 30 KB
Financial Management of Categorical Funding 281 IAC 98.pdf 290 KB
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